Jude Bellingham (20) praised teammate Karim Adeyemi (21, Dortmund).스포츠토토
The European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League delivered an interview with Jude Bellingham, midfielder of Borussia Dortmund, through the official website on the 16th (Korean time).
Dortmund defeated Chelsea 1-0 in the first leg of the round of 16 of the 2022-2023 European Football Association (UEFA) Champions League held at Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund, Germany at 5 am on the 16th. Dortmund, who had a tight confrontation with Chelsea in this match, won the match with a goal from Karim Adeyemi in the 18th minute of the second half.
In this match, Bellingham formed a midfield combination with Emre Jan and Salih Ozjan. Instead of Marco Reus, who kept the bench, he wore the captain’s armband and played 90 minutes full time.
After the game, Bellingham, interviewed by British ‘BT Sport’, said, “We dominated the first half. Chelsea had chances, but we dominated most of the first half. Chelsea took the lead in the second half. I made sure I could protect it,” he said of his victory.
Bellingham also talked about Adeyemi’s scoring scene. Adeyemi quickly took possession of the ball during the counterattack in the 18th minute of the second half and split Chelsea’s goal with a single dribble. Enso Fernandez blocked it, but Adeyemi overpowered Enso with speed and calmly fired after passing goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.
“It was just speed. We’re really confident when he gets the ball. There aren’t many players who can stop him. He struggled at this club at first, but he soon found his place. Now he’s flying,” Bellingham said. .
There is a player who was as important to the victory as Adeyemi. That’s Emre Jan. Chelsea defender Kalidou Koulibaly fired an accurate shot in the second half and the ball hit goalkeeper Gregoire Kobel and headed inside the goal line. At this time, Jan appeared and successfully kicked the ball away.
Bellingham said, “He always shows up in spaces we don’t see. He’s another factor in winning games. He played a great game.”